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The Bulletin is published for the Luther Community by the Campus Programming Office every Tuesday and Friday when classes are in session.

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Events Calendar


The Center Stage Series is excited to present Grammy-award winning Wu Man with the Shanghai Quartet on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the CFL. The world’s premier pipa virtuoso and the Shanghai Quartet combine the delicacy of Eastern music with a contemporary music vision for a stunning evening of lively music. Tickets are free with CAF, $24 without. To purchase tickets, visit the Ticcket Office or go online to

Gereon Kopf will discuss how we develop identities and their psychological, political, moral and religious dimensions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, in the CRH. The lecture, titled Shape-Shifting Identities: Seeking Stability in a Sea of Change is part of the 2015-16 Religion Forum Series.  

Malta Semester: If you're tired of cold and snow, spend next February-May studying on a beautiful Mediterranean island! Find out more at the Malta Program information meeting on Thursday, February 11 at 9:45 a.m. in the Borlaug Room of the Union. Or, contact the Center for Global Learning to answer questions about this Luther study abroad program.

Luther College Gospel Choir invites you to join in rehearsal this Saturday, February 13 from 2-5 p.m. in the Jenson Choir Room. Gospel Choir will then preform for worship on Gospel Sunday, February 14. All our welcome, and newcomers are encouraged! This is a weekend of music you don't want to miss, celebrating African American culture through praise and worship! Questions? Contact


Working on your Paideia research paper? Wondering how to keep track of your sources, create a bibliography and footnotes? Zotero (free application) helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. Bring your laptop to our workshop and learn how to download Zotero and set it up to manage your resources (available for PCs and MACs). Wednesday, February 10 in Hovde Lounge, Preus Library -- 7:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.

The next Strengths Sunday Workshop will be held on February 21 from 2-5 p.m. in Olin 213. Students will take the StrengthsFinder Assessment and participate in the Strengths-Based Education Workshop. This is an excellent opportunity for seniors, juniors and sophomores to participate in Strengths if they have not already engaged through a class, team, or group during their time at Luther. Students can register at and select February 21 Strengths-Based Education Workshop. Questions, contact

Luther College Music Department presents guest piano recitalist David Shaffer-Gottschalk in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Shaffer-Gottschalk will perform Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage. 

Applications for Ticket Office employment for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted. Pick one up at the Ticket Office in the CFL.  Deadline is Friday, February 19!

Love Adventure! Never be unprepared! Luther is offering Wilderness First Aid Training, sponsored by the Wilderness Medical Institute. March 5-6, 8-5 pm. Luther student discount available. For information and to register, contact Emily Neal. Spots are limited.

Work in the Luther Gardens this summer! The semester may have just started, but we can’t stop dreaming about summer! We are looking for students to get their hands dirty and help with production for the Luther kitchens. Applications for summer garden and farm work are due March 1st to HR in addition to a supplemental Luther Sustainability application. The application and supplemental application can be found here: 

Attention Students Registered for Private Music Lessons --If you decide to drop lessons the following schedule will be used to compute the charge for spring 2016: Dropping lessons: by February 7 - No charge; by February 14 - $42 charge; by February 21 - $84 charge; by March 1 - $126 charge; after March 1 - Full charge/$475. This schedule will be followed with no exceptions. 


Campus Programming and Center for Ethics and Public Life host Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and professor and philosopher Cornel West on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. They will discuss what it means to learn from each other despite deep differences on important questions and ways they developed the skills of talking fruitfully across political, ideological, and other differences.

The Chess Club aims to provide a platform for chess players to come together as a community to test/maintain/improve their skills by playing against other human opponents. The chess club formal meetings take place in Valders 367 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For further information, email or join the facebook group called Norse Chess Club using this link:

BTQ Talent Show! The Beta Theta Omega organization invites Luther and the Decorah community to its annual BTQ Talent Show on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the CFL. Tickets will be on sale from February 15th-19th in the Union; $3 at the table and $5 at the door. Funds will go towards Decorah First Lutheran Free Clinic and the Refugees community. Want to audition for the show? Email

Luther College is proud to present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues, which will take place Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. To experience this comedic, dramatic and explosive  play that brings awareness to the issues of women of all ages, purchase tickets online or at the door for $5.

Attorney Yer Vang will present on the topic of Immigration: Helping Strangers Become Neighbors. The talk will discuss current immigration trends and an overview of immigration law, and what communities can do to seek immigration justice for their new neighbors. Please join HOLA-Enlaces, the Diversity Center, and the Spanish Department on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5-6 p.m. in Olin 102 to continue the conversation on immigration. Snacks will be provided.

SOPHOMORES: Spend your junior year in England! A few spots remain for Luther's 2016-2017 Nottingham program. Attend an info session to learn more on Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Borlaug Room. Questions, email

Study Abroad with IES! IES offers a wide variety of study abroad options in over 20 countries, as well as multi-country programs for the travelers that want to experience a variety of cities. An IES representative will be on campus Friday, February 5. Stop by the table in the Union for more information about locations and program options. Questions? Email .

Study Abroad with API! API is a study abroad group that focuses on integrated learning abroad. A representative will be on campus on Monday, February 8. Stop by the table in the Union to talk about what makes the API experience unique. Email the CGL at for more information.

Looking to study abroad in the Spanish speaking world? Want to practice your Spanish skills in a practical and intention abroad program? A Representative from Spanish Studies Abroad will be on campus Tuesday, February 9. Come chat about program options and locations throughout the world.

Want to study abroad, but want to connect with other students throughout the Midwest? Come talk to the representatives from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). The representatives will have a variety of info sessions and tabling events on February 8 & 9. Contact for a full schedule or with questions.

Looking to Study in Barcelona, Spain? A representative from the group Barcelona SAE will be on campus Wednesday, February 10. Stop by the table in the Union to learn about one of the best ways to study in this beautiful city on the Mediterranean. Email with questions.  

A Representative from ISA will be on campus on Thursday February 11th. ISA, one of the largest study abroad companies, has programs all over the world. Stop by the table in the Union, tell them where you want to go, and see how they can make that happen.

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? Plan to attend both camp fairs - ELCA Summer Camp Fair (Thursday, February 11) and Summer Camp Fair (Thursday, February 18).  Dahl Centennial Lounge 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Different camps at each fair. Stop by and visit with the representatives about their summer staff opportunities. You may get an interview that same day! Over 20 camps attending each day. Check out the Career Center's website for the camps that have registered to attend

The following Summer Camps will have informational tables in the Union Lounge on the following dates.  Stop by and visit with them about their summer jobs!
     Christikon - Friday, February 5
     Flathead and Luther Heights Bible Camp - Monday, February 8
     Sky Ranch and Camp NeSoDak - Wednesday, February 10
     Rainbow Trail - Friday, February 12 

Hey students! Need extra cash? Pick up hours working in the Cafeteria! Why? Shifts are flexible. You see friends every day. You don't have to worry about finding a parking spot to get to work. So why not? Stop by Leah McCrea's office (387-1396) for more info.

Before buying new notebooks, folders, or binders, check out the Office Supply Reuse Closet in Valders 364. Simply visit the closet Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and take the supplies you need from the shelves on the right. Remember, the more you give and the more you take, the more successful this project is! For any questions, please contact the Center for Sustainable Communities at